One of the draws of the iPad?s screen is that it brings you pretty close to using it like a PC/laptop. Photo editing Apps like Photogene ($2.99) lets us do some quick edits before we store our photos.
I stumbled across Photogene while looking for photo editors to edit pics for my Posts (on the fly). Photogene has some great features and is pretty easy to use.
The ease of photo editing stem from the fact that all the functions have easy slider bars to control the desired effects. It does all the basic stuff you need to edit photos like:
- Cropping and Straightening
- Red Eye Reductions, healing
- Special Effects
- Artistic Filters
- Color Corrections
- Sharpening/De-noise Image
There are also a nifty bunch of Presets for you to enhance your pictures.
Touching up proved to be easy. As you can see below, I did a quick exposure adjustment to increase the light in an otherwise dim Photo.
Additional Photogene features include:
- Add Text Box in different Styles, Colors and Fonts
- Supports Several RAW formats
- Resize Photos for Export
- Export/Save Photos to Flickr, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, FTP and Mail
I found the “Add Text” feature most helpful in adding information on my pictures and screen prints.
All in, this App was a breeze to use. I was able to clean up my photos, crop my screen-prints and add text to them to be stored for later use thru a myriad of choices like email and Dropbox. I do not think that iPad Apps will be able to replace programs like Photoshop or Gimp. However, Apps like Photogene will be a suitable replacement to do some of the basic stuff we need while adding some fun to using the iPad.